I’ve been asked to provide a close up photo of the Retroglo® yarns to help a customer decide whether or not to buy it and so thought that likely more of you folks might be interested in seeing a closeup of this fun, somewhat ‘magical’ yarn
|Retroglo without Flash (no retro-reflective light)|
This first photo shows the three widths that we carry. From left to right, the 1/69″, the 1/32″, and the 1/23″. It’s funny how its a bit hard to mentally picture the sizes, even though its spelled out for us in the name.
I’ve placed them over a wooden ruler to help illustrate the actual sizes. If you look closely you can see that these just look like a grey strip of fabric– and that’s true. These are cut from a 3M™ product called Scotchlite™. It is a reflective material that is laminated to a polyester film for strength and then cut into thin strips by Metlon corporation which manufactures this yarn (made in the USA!)
You may be familiar with this, but Retroglo® has 50,000 minute glass beads to the square inch. This is what give it the ‘magical’ quality of retro-reflectivity. The glass beads work to shine the light directly back to the source and is why it provides that all important safety quality to your hand crafted outer-wear.
My second photo is with the flash on. This illustrates the retro-reflectivity we just spoke of.
|Retroglo with Flash (retro-reflective light)|